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Synology DS916+ Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jun 29, 2016 9:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Packaging and a Closer Look




Packaging for the DS916+ shares the same routine we have seen in the past for SMB samples. The box while rather plain houses a sticker detailing information about the NAS and its configuration.





The scope of delivery of this solution includes the power adapter, Ethernet cable, and set of screws for securing your drives.




The front of the NAS has that glossy bay cover we have all come to love while the right side houses all the LEDs and power button.




The backside of the NAS has two large cooling fans with the I/O panel down below. From left to right we have dual gigabit Ethernet with power below followed by a Kensington lock slot with eSATA and USB 3.0 below.




Internally, Synology units more often than not use a SAS backplane and as you can see here, the DS916+ is no different.




Drive trays pictured below, are made of 100% plastic. This eliminates drive rattles associated with metal trays while making tool-less installation easier.




With baked in support for the DX513, we thought there was no better opportunity to check out the expansion capabilities, so we had Synology send a unit over with the DS916+.




Included with the DX513 is a power cable, drive screws, and eSATA cable for connecting to the NAS.




The front of the unit shares its aesthetics with the DS1515+ and DS1815+. The power button is placed in the center with status and alert LEDs, while each tray has its own LED built-in for drive activity.




The back of the expansion unit houses two large cooling fans with a Kensington slot to the left with the power input.

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